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Hi I am new to linux, im using OEL 5.5 I need to pull down some files from an SFTP server. To do this I have downloaded filezilla3 and extracted ...
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    Install filezilla3


    Hi I am new to linux, im using OEL 5.5

    I need to pull down some files from an SFTP server.

    To do this I have downloaded filezilla3 and extracted to my desktop ... I have no idea how to install it ....

    could someone help me please?

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    It's best to use the default package tool for your distribution whenever possible to install software. When that's not possible or practical from some reason, you can install from source. We have a HowTo with instructions for doing this that can be found here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    Post #2 has step by step instructions for compiling and installing from source. Be sure to check any README type files that were included with the tarball for any special instructions that you might need to follow.
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    Thanks .. but that guide doent really help...

    when I extract filezilla there are 2 folders inside ,,,, bin and share

    bin contains 3 executable files files .. filezilla, fzputtygen and fzftp...

    share contains a load more folders but none of which are configure or install files...

    what do i do?

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    when i try to execute the filezilla executable , i get an error ... see below...

    [matt@localhost src]$ cd FileZilla3
    [matt@localhost FileZilla3]$ cd bin
    [matt@localhost bin]$ ./filezilla
    ./filezilla: error while loading shared libraries: libtasn1.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    [matt@localhost bin]$

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    I've never installed filezilla, but it appears that the filezilla website has documentation for installing their client under Linux, Windows, or Mac operating sytems here:

    Client Installation - FileZilla Wiki

    ...or for installing from source, here:

    Client Compile - FileZilla Wiki
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    all it says is this ...

    "It is recommended that you use the package manager of your distribution.

    If you're using GNU/Linux, you can also try using the precompiled binaries. After extracting the files to any location (location does not matter, FileZilla can detect its own installation prefix), you can start the program using the filezilla executable in the bin/ subdirectory. Please note that due to differences in distributions, the provided binaries might not work on your system.

    Alternatively you can also compile FileZilla from source. "

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    If you're just looking for a decent ftp client, I'd wager gFTP is in their repositories.

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    i just need an ftp client.... do you know of any other that i could install on 64bit OEL

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    I always use gFTP for my own FTP client needs as recommended above by reed9, but I don't know if it's in their repos. I'd be very surprised if it isn't, though.
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    I'm not a fedora/redhat constant user, but as everyone has said, you should be abel to get gftp (gnomeftp) from the standard redaht/fedora software repos.
    Just go to the the admin>software and search for it.
    (Sorry but can't be more exact, but it's in the top panel menu)

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